An illegal immigrant — who had been previously deported — was charged with three counts of murder on Monday, as well as the kidnapping of a 12-year-old girl.
José Paulino Pascual-Reyes, 37, kidnapped and held the girl in a mobile home park in Tallapoosa County, Alabama. The young woman was able to escape from her captor and got help from a driver passing by who called the police.
Upon arriving at the scene, authorities found two corpses — and it was later revealed through court documents the girl had been drugged, assaulted, and tied to a bed post for over a week before her daring escape.
“During the initial investigation from the information we received and collected we were able to arrest a Jose Paulino Pascual-Reyes… for kidnapping in the first degree,” Sheriff Jimmy Abbett said in a press conference. “During this overnight investigation, processing the residents we have found two decomposed bodies.”
“It’s horrendous to have a crime scene of this nature and also a 12-year-old juvenile to deal with this horrendous situation,” the sheriff added.
Pascual-Reyes was confirmed to have been deported in 2014 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) according to The Daily Caller.
It’s presently unclear as to the exact timeline of the kidnapping, but the two corpses found have been confirmed to be Pascual-Reyes’ girlfriend as well as her son, age 14.
The victim who escaped, is still recovering from the situation but is currently safe as the investigation continues.
“We don’t ever want their life to be defined by these events,” Jacqueline Burgess, executive director of the Tri-County Children’s Advocacy Center stated. “We want to teach them how to be resilient and how to heal from this trauma.”
“Our role in that is to interview the child in a way that’s not scary,” Burgess added, according to WSFA. “That is developmentally appropriate so that they’re not questioned by 50 different people on what is probably the most traumatic thing that’s ever happened to them.”
As incidents like this occur more frequently across the country, it’s clear now, the Southern Border crisis is far worse than some may even realize. Gruesome and unthinkable crimes will continue to be reported if politicians in Washington D.C. fail to secure American sovereignty and continue to hobble immigration authorities.
Hopefully, this recent tragedy is worth of their attention and will cause them to act. But knowing today’s Democrats, that seems highly unlikely, as only the voters can shake them out of their apathy come Election Day this November.
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